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COVID-19 specific resources:

This page is consistently updated by Larimer Economic and Workforce Development to connect laid off workers and other job seekers impacted by the COVID-19 crisis to key information and resources. Please contact us if you cannot find the information that you need. 

  • File your Unemployment Insurance Claim with Colorado Department of Labor and Employment   

    Important Notice: due to the high volume of claims the process for filing a claim has changed.

    If you need to file an unemployment claim and your last name begins with the letter A -M, file a claim on Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, or after 12 noon on Saturday.     

    If you need to file an unemployment claim and your last name begins with the letter N – Z, file a claim on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, or before 12 noon on Saturday.                                 

    Tips for Successful Submission through the website
    • Claims must be completed and submitted within 24 hours of the initial filing.
    • While filing the claim, click the Save & Finish Later button often, and click File a Claim to return to the last page you saved.
    • File during non-peak hours (evenings after 8 p.m., late nights, early mornings). It may improve your experience.
    • You must provide information about the reason you are no longer working for all employers from the last 18 months. If you have a lot of information to include, it is best if you type up this information before you start, then copy/paste at the appropriate time.
    • Once finished, click Submit one time. When the claim is successfully submitted, you will receive a confirmation page and number.

Register with your local Workforce Center

  • If you file a claim with Unemployment Insurance you may be required to create/update an account with the state and county run job database,

    This database is updated daily (Monday – Friday) with job openings from community businesses. All job postings are verified prior to being added to the database. An active account gives you access to job search resources, including: a Resume Review tool, Pre-Employment Skill Assessment Tests, access to Virtual Job Shadow (a career exploration tool), and more.

The United Way of Larimer County has collected a multitude of resources to assist you and your family during this health crisis. They are actively updating documents that catalog resources for accessing food assistance, medical assistance, senior support, mental health, senior support, unemployment resources, utilities/rent assistance, family resources, and small business support. Some are available in Spanish.


The Larimer County Department of health and Environment has set up an information page to help you answer health questions related to COVID-19. This information is changing quickly. Please check back often for updated information. Links at the top of the page (beige/brown 1st menu) focus on direct public health impact and regulatory topics. Continue scrolling to lower menus (small blue boxes) for links to other impacts, questions/answers and community info pages.

Economic & Workforce Development

LCEWD Fort Collins Office
200 W. Oak St., Suite 5000
Fort Collins, CO 80522
(970) 498-6600

LCEWD Loveland Office
200 Peridot Ave., Suite 1100
Loveland, CO 80537
(970) 498-6600